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My New F150 and shopping experience lol..

Well, i have been looking HARD for a new F150 as alot of people on here know. Well, there was a bunch of guys from the east coast down here in iowa with a bunch of trucks, so i went and talked to them, they said it wasnt possible to get what i wanted with the budget i had.

this is what i wanted:

2005+ F150 Crew cab FX4 with less than 75K on the clock, had to have the center shift, power everything and in either white, black or DSG. Wasnt too worried about leather or cloth, but had to have captains.

OH, and my budget was $20K,

Any ways, i knew they were blowing smoke up my butt, so i kept searching.. After about 5 hours on craigslist, ebay and the like, i was starting to get a little discouraged.. Then i happend to get on autotrader and BAM. There she was.

Heres the add, I will be driving up there in a few hours with the dad to go pick her up.

2005 Ford F-150 Crew Cab FX-4 - Brown Motorcars

please, all comments are welcome..
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Go get that thing. I didn't know you were back now. Welcome back. To the US that is haha
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Welcome back to the states!
Carfax it and look it over real well. It looks like a pretty clean truck and a fair deal, considering the increase in used car/truck prices over the last six months.
Then do me a favor and throw away all the stick on chrome junk!
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^^^agreed, and put a factory grill back on it!
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x3 those door handles look like ***
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Clean lookin truck. Welcome back to the states
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Truck looks pretty good. I agree with everyone else in taking the chrome off.
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Nice Find and the chrome covers have to go x6
(Looking to trade my 08 in tomorrow)
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haha, thanks guys! and yes, i agree on the chrome.. i wasnt sure if it is just stick on stuff that i can peel off or not though.. We are leaving here in about a half an hour to go up there, hopefully i will be driving her home! The guy says its super clean but we shall see!
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Not bad other than the stick on crap.
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not bad.

couple of things which are fixable.

wheels
tires
grill
chrome stuff
exhaust
step bars

good luck!
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not bad.

couple of things which are fixable.

wheels
tires
grill
chrome stuff
exhaust
step bars

good luck!
Seriously? Whats wrong w/ the wheels/tires. Whats wrong with the exhaust? The grill looks fine. The chrome stuff could go, doesn't matter to me. And the step bars are easy to remove.

Otherwise I think the wheels/tires/grille looks great.
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Well an update.. The title is in my name but i cant drive it home until tuesday since they cant let me drive it home until they get the check from the bank..


yeah the grill looks REALLY good in person.. looks very similar to a saleen.. The exhaust is flowmaster, sounds REALLY good inside the cab.. The chrome stuff will come off ASAP..

Tires and wheels, the tires are just street tires, but they are brand new.. cant really afford to just through brand new tires away so they stay until i need to replace them.. or get a little money to play with.

OH AND THE BEST THING? IT HAS A SUN ROOF. lol..
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Seriously? Whats wrong w/ the wheels/tires. Whats wrong with the exhaust? The grill looks fine. The chrome stuff could go, doesn't matter to me. And the step bars are easy to remove.

Otherwise I think the wheels/tires/grille looks great.
lol yes seriously. that is just my opinion, he can take it how he wants. i still love f150s but the few things on there i mentioned i would change. doesnt mean he needs to.
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nice. i have never seen a DSG fx4 around here for sale. i see them around but not on lots. and its funny bc ive never seen one newer than 05 (rectangle fogs). did they quit production of them in DSG after 05? and yea, id definately take off the chrome and the grille. way i see it, you want chrome get a lariat w/ chrome. still has most the same stuff as fx4 but chrome and a little fancier. your front cup holder inserts are missing. lol. and is that a spray in liner? i was reading up on the new superdutys and fords gonna offer a factory spray in liner. not sure if its all trucks or not though.
also kinna sucks it has the 17s instead of the 18s, but at least tires are cheaper
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Nice truck, but definitely lose the chrome. And those certainly aren't FX4 wheels...
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some fx4s came w/ them. idk if it was factory or if the dealer swaped them but ive seen several around town. ive also seen xlts at dealers w/ the 18" fx4 rims.
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thats clean man congrats!!
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some fx4s came w/ them. idk if it was factory or if the dealer swaped them but ive seen several around town. ive also seen xlts at dealers w/ the 18" fx4 rims.
That's what happens when someone goes into buy a truck and says "I want those wheels on that truck and i'll take it".
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not bad.

couple of things which are fixable.

wheels
tires
grill
chrome stuff
exhaust
step bars

good luck!
I agree with those, but you forgot the mud flaps.
For me, first things I would do...
Ditch the chrome, bugshield, mudflaps and step bars, since that doesn't cost anything, and you can sell that stuff. Then I would run a different exhaust but that's me. Duals straight out the back are pretty hillbilly but a lot of people like that. haha. I don't mind the grille so much, not my taste but I think it looks alright.
I am actually about 90% sure there is a leveling kit on there already, some sort of spacer up front but I could be wrong. I bet he had different tires and wheels on there, and he bought someone else's used 17s to throw on before trading it. Looks like aftermarket speakers too.

Still, it looks like a nice truck. Part of buying a used car is sometimes dealing with another persons mods. The only car I bought that wasn't bone stock was the Jetta.

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congrats on the find, it looks pretty good to me!
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lol yes seriously. that is just my opinion, he can take it how he wants. i still love f150s but the few things on there i mentioned i would change. doesnt mean he needs to.
well the tires are BRAND new, so they HAVE to stay for a little while until i can afford to get KM2's. The Chrome will come off as soon as i get it home on tuesday as well. the exhaust, well it sounds pretty good and again, cant afford to change it since there really isnt anything wrong with the current setup.. it is flowmaster after all ..

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nice. i have never seen a DSG fx4 around here for sale. i see them around but not on lots. and its funny bc ive never seen one newer than 05 (rectangle fogs). did they quit production of them in DSG after 05? and yea, id definately take off the chrome and the grille. way i see it, you want chrome get a lariat w/ chrome. still has most the same stuff as fx4 but chrome and a little fancier. your front cup holder inserts are missing. lol. and is that a spray in liner? i was reading up on the new superdutys and fords gonna offer a factory spray in liner. not sure if its all trucks or not though.
also kinna sucks it has the 17s instead of the 18s, but at least tires are cheaper
yes its a line-ex spray in.. Again the chrome will come off... And the wheels that are on it are the ones that came with it stock i will be looking for some of the actuall FX4 wheels as soon as i can.

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Nice truck, but definitely lose the chrome. And those certainly aren't FX4 wheels...
Again with the chrome lol
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I agree with those, but you forgot the mud flaps.
For me, first things I would do...
Ditch the chrome, bugshield, mudflaps and step bars, since that doesn't cost anything, and you can sell that stuff. Then I would run a different exhaust but that's me. Duals straight out the back are pretty hillbilly but a lot of people like that. haha. I don't mind the grille so much, not my taste but I think it looks alright.
I am actually about 90% sure there is a leveling kit on there already, some sort of spacer up front but I could be wrong. I bet he had different tires and wheels on there, and he bought someone else's used 17s to throw on before trading it. Looks like aftermarket speakers too.

Still, it looks like a nice truck. Part of buying a used car is sometimes dealing with another persons mods. The only car I bought that wasn't bone stock was the Jetta.
yeah, im guessing they are the wheels that came with it but that is a very good poss. This guy took VERY good care of this truck.. The frame looks like it just came off the showroom floor, NO rust.. SOOO clean.. And i agree with you ON ALL the First mods.. Sell them and the get a Gryphon tuner lol.. And I do beleive there is a spacer, but not 100% sure, i will take pics on tuesday and put them up here.

Over all i am VERY happy with my find.. SUCh a clean truck..
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Sweet! I really like the dual billet grilles, as you can tell haha. Looks like a really clean truck, check craigslist for the FX4 wheels. We have a set right by me for 250 with tires if your coming through NC any time soon. Let the modding begin!
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lol.. I CANNOT wait to start modding it.. The first few things are going to be De-mods though.. taking the bug visor and chrome off are the first things. Then its going to be a tuner(not sure which one to get though) and that will prob. be it for a while.
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